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Doberai Private Island occupies a 70 ha natural wonderfull exclusive island privately. Named Urai, only 25 minutes from Waisai, the Capital City of Raja Ampat district. The exclusivity and privacy are guaranteed would be yours.

Doberai Private Island located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula. On the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat, or the four Kings. Is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. Surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, & the smaller island of Kofiau.

The name of Raja Ampat, comes from local mythology. That tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings. That occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other 3 become a ghost, a woman & a stone.

Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency. Which separated from Sorong Regency. In 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea. Which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia.

It’s a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces. Of land in the Australian continent.

Although accessing Raja Ampat’s islands isn’t that difficult. It takes some time. It takes four hours flight from Jakarta. The capital city of Indonesia to Sorong. Then. taking the boat to reach the islands is necessary.

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Hunting Varieties Of Papua Orchids

Hunting Varieties Of Papua Orchids

Hunting Varieties Of Papua Orchids

Hunting Varieties Of Papua Orchids – My departure to Papua was certainly approved by my family. Before leaving, my mother advised, “Do not forget to bring orchids for me”, so she said. Initially I only consider passing because I think orchids in Papua, there is also in Java.

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This orchid hunting trip I started at the third day of the trip in Papua. The first time I realized that how special orchid Papua was when we visited the Forest Wapsdori. On the way to the waterfall Wapsdori, we saw many kinds of orchids and they are all really beautiful.

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Instantly I remembered my mother’s message that she wanted orchids. In the forest of Wapsdori, I saw some kinds of ground orchid, tiger and rabbit orchids. I wanted to pick and bring it home. However, I realized that we should not be arbitrary in picking herbs in the forest.

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Wapsdori Forest

Returning to visit Wapsdori forest, I was determined to look for orchids that only exist in Papua, to take them home. My second trip orchid hunting was when our team was in the area of ​​West Supiori, Biak.

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Down the river and explore the natural reserve Wabudori was really amazed me. These orchids just looked like ordinary tall grass and they were anywhere.

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Even when we were down on the Wabudori river on the way home, we saw a very large orchid flower once and white. Unfortunately, because of the speed of the boat we were on, making us unable to photograph and picking flowers. Foundered again my intention to have orchids.

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Blue Pool

Upon my return in Biak after visiting Supiori, we popped into one of the famous lake, the Blue Pool. A very strange phenomenon because the pool is really blue, but there is no water plants which make it blue. “Maybe because the mineral content”, said my partner.

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Around the pool there are orchids that I often have encountered in the forest. Therefore, once we are satisfied to take pictures, I took myself to inquire with one resident who was there regarding the orchids. It turned out that he has a lot of orchids in his house.

Finally I bought three kinds of orchids to take home. Thank goodness my intentions finally came true.

Black Orchid

Although orchids were already in my hand, but I was still looking for one type of orchid that only exist in Papua, black orchid. As the name implies, this orchid has flower with black color.

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I thought this would be the orchid gift special for my mother. But it looked like I need to refrain from having this orchid, since this black orchid is classified as protected species, so it could not be brought outside Papua land.

In addition, because the black orchid is very difficult to get so the price is very expensive. So I would not want to be discouraged to get the orchids.

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In the midst of sorrow since I could not get black orchid, I cheered after hearing that we will visit the Orchid Garden and Bird Park. Indeed I could not hunt orchids there, but at least I can get to know and see the various types of orchids in Papua.

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Unfortunately, while visiting there, orchids were not done at the time of flowering. So, I could only be satisfied with seeing the leaves of the orchid without being able to see the beauty of the flowers.

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Nabire

Our team trip continued to Nabire. Driving around the islands in the Gulf Paradise, of course, was very enjoyable. Even more fun again, at the time we spent the night in one of the islands in the Gulf of Paradise, the Moor Island, I was given some orchids by locals.

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The orchid is a Tiger orchid, iron orchid, and Kribo orchid. Papua hunting trip was really enjoyable. For orchids lovers, perhaps Papua is a paradise. It can be said that all types of orchids are available here. In fact, you simply come to the forest and pick any kind of orchid that you want.

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The Shark Named Wobbegong

The Shark Named Wobbegong

The Shark Named Wobbegong

The Shark Named Wobbegong – Indonesia does have amazing underwater paradise. Surprisingly there are not many photographers in the country who explore this potential.

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Many books and literature underwater photography from abroad actually take objects and underwater scenery Indonesia.

Raja Ampat represents everything, the land is still virgin, lagoons and sheltered bays, beautiful beaches and blue sea. The islands are too broad to be explored in a week.

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It may take a full month to be able to visit the entire islands. Main dive spots for domestic and foreign divers to explore is in the region of South Waigeo.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Private Island

The strategic location of Raja Ampat Doberai Private Island is located in the region of South Waigeo, and it is very easy for divers to meet the desire to dive in various spots which have its own uniqueness.

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One type of fish that always to be sought by divers is a type of shark. Raja Ampat is famous for various types of sharks. There is an interesting species of shark, known as carpet sharks, also known by the name wobbegongs.

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This species of sharks have a beard carpet with a pattern resembling the skin colour of batik.

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During the day, these sharks are usually hiding in the cave with his head sticking out. While at night, these sharks can be found lying on the seabed in the outdoors.

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These sharks are not violent and do not attack humans unless disturbed and touched. To be able to see what kind of shark it is, you do not need to look far, around the area of ​​Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort enough to take 10 minutes we can already see this shark.

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We can see sharks Wobbegong sleeping leaning on the corner of coral sand. This kind of small sharks spotted pattern dots all over his body.

Generally, this shark just remains silent. But not for this one, suddenly he shot floated away.

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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is located on the Urai island and placed in the territory of South Waigeo District. The island is located at the entrance of Kabui bay.

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We can also see another type of shark that run with no less interesting in Raja Ampat such as walking or epaulette shark. Wobeggong has many complexions depending on the species, but in general, is white with brown spots such as military uniforms.

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This helps the shark to camouflage themselves from predators. Sharks running normally only be found in diving at night. It was the first time I saw the fish runs under the sea.

And he walked quickly. Maybe he was shy to be photographed, so I did not manage to take a picture as a whole because he was hiding in coral hole.

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Nudibranch In Raja Ampat

Nudibranch in Raja Ampat

Nudibranch In Raja Ampat

Nudibranch in Raja Ampat – Raja Ampat has more than 1,070 kinds species of fish, 600 species of coral reef, and 699 species of mollusc. Compare with the entire Caribbean region who just have no more than 70 species of coral.

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There is no place on this earth that has so much diversity of marine life as Raja Ampat does. This could be due to the total population of the very few who still use traditional fishing gear and limited access between islands that actually protects it from damage natural ecosystems.

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Diving

Diving at night in Raja Ampat is extremely interesting. Underwater life at night is much different than in the daytime. When in the daytime, we can easily see clownfish (anemonefish), but at night, difficult to find since they are hiding somewhere.

At night usually can be found various types of crab, shrimp, squid and octopus.

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While in daytime diving is no less interesting, colourful coral reefs of Raja Ampat is very unique. In addition, the number of fish scattered everywhere with variations of different types. It was hard to describe how wonderful underwater Raja Ampat.

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As an Indonesian citizen, I am very proud of Indonesia which has territorial waters of Raja Ampat as unique and different from other countries.

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Heading north, we passed under the equator line marked with Kawe Island. Crossing the equator through the ocean is unique. These waters can also dive. There can be found the sea hare (nudibranchs), when it was the first time I came across the sea hare were chatting.

Sea hare is also abundant to be encountered in the area Friwen, Urai and strait Kabui.

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Raja Ampat

For divers who have explored several oceans in the world, no doubt, Raja Ampat has unique underwater lives. Coral reefs are colourful, the fish diversity and natural beauty of the land are the perfect mixtures.

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From the book titled “Beautiful Raja Ampat”, Obviously without the support from the government and the local people, nobody will be successful optimally and sustainably.

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It is highly important the cooperation of the various parties to preserve the environment. And it is also the responsibility of all of us, the divers and visitors to participate in the preservation of Raja Ampat.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is very supportive in preserving the ecosystem in Raja Ampat, a way to invite guests to be able to preserve nature and nurture existing reefs.

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Marine Biologist

A marine biologist and author of numerous reference books ever researching marine on the island of Kri. He noted there are 283 species of fish in a single dive.

The topography here is steep slope with beautiful coral reefs and a group of fish and the stars: fish pompano, snapper, grouper, reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, barracuda, tuna and giant trevally.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort itself has dive spots with coral reefs, sponges and soft corals with striking colour tinge. Different types of topography in Kri, here tend coral walls – walls – although there is also characteristic sloping reef.

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It is also easy to encounter many types of nudibranchs or commonly called sea hare, part of the mollusc family.

Late in the afternoon, we hunt the presence of Mandarin Fish. This small fish patterned blue, red, orange-like motif pattern of Chinese culture. Do not know why, these species appear on magic hours – hours limited hours – ie approximately at 5-6 pm.

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After a long wait, a number of mandarin fish appear and posing behind a bend contortion of fire coral and another coral reef.

We also can walk down the street of small islands uninhabited area around Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort and see coral reef rock sticking out and surrounded by calm waters and clear greenish.

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Plan Vacation To Raja Ampat

Plan Vacation To Raja Ampat

Plan Vacation To Raja Ampat

Plan Vacation To Raja Ampat – Trip to Raja Ampat is expensive? Not really actually, especially if we plan it well. The word “expensive” is something that is relative actually. In general, Raja Ampat when it is compared to other tourist spots in the country, it is relatively more expensive.

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This is because Raja Ampat is a marine tourist spot, where everybody knows that normally is more expensive than tourist spots on land. Moreover, Raja Ampat is located in Papua, where infrastructure is minimal when compared to other provinces in Indonesia.

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However, all of the high expenses will be paid off when you see the breathtaking view of Raja Ampat, both underwater and above the sea.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is also very supportive when there are tourists from within the country who also want to see the beauty of Raja Ampat, considering that tourists who come to Raja Ampat are dominated by foreigners, especially European.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort suggests to local tourists to come by group, between 4-6 people.

Travelling by group will greatly reduce the cost of transportation by speed boat up to 50%. For your info, since Raja Ampat is an archipelago, so in order to explore Raja Ampat, we have to ride speed boat everywhere.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort has been serving and has prime customers who are nationwide companies, where they always come in the group between 6-12 people.

Here is a step by step things to do to plan your trip to Raja Ampat well.

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Flight Ticket

Plan your trip well in advance. Then buy a ticket through the local booking online now widely available in the country. Buying through online ticket booking has proved to be cheaper, since it gives a combination of multiple flights from multiple airlines.

Generally, ticket with a transit flight will be cheaper than a direct flight. And also longer transit flight will be cheaper than shorter transit.

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Once you are finished with an airline ticket, and now assuming you are in Sorong city already. From Sorong, you proceed to Waisai, the capital city of Raja Ampat.

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Going to Waisai city using a medium-large ship, Marina Express or Ave Maria, and there are two other large ships will take around 2.5 hours.

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Marina Express Ferry

In this case, we recommend guests to take the Marina Express ferry owned by a local private company. The three ships serve the route Sorong – Waisai every day.

The ships are quite in good shape and well maintained, equipped by air-conditioned, spacious enough and comfortable seating area.

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Ticket prices are Rp. 130.000,- and VIP Rp. 230,000, -. Now there are 2 times per day at 9 am and 2 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday schedule only serve at 2 pm.

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A glimpse about the capital city of Raja Ampat. 11 years ago the city was officially formed. Formerly the city was just like any other islands in Raja Ampat, it was a totally dense forest.

Wasai

But now Waisai city is rapidly developing its infrastructure. There are hospitals, government offices, restaurants, shops and hotels for approximately Rp.350.000, – Rp.450.000.- per night.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort itself provides a shuttle with a speed boat from Waisai – Doberai Resort – Waisai, which are already included in the package of Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort.

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The travel time from Waisai to Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is approximately 25 minutes.

From Waisai city, you can tour the islands by speed boat. One ride speed boat to an island costs for between Rp.1,000,000 – Rp. 10.000.000,-.

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So if you go in a group of 10, it means the cost can be shared all together.

Why it so so expensive?

Because the price of subsidized gasoline in other provinces in Indonesia is Rp. 6.500,-, but the price in Raja Ampat varies from Rp.15,000,- – Rp. 20.000,- / liter.

And for a speed boat to run to the nearest island will take about 70 litres.

Package

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort offers several attractive option packages such as Raja Ampat Doberai Snorkeling Package, Raja Ampat Doberai Tour Package, Raja Ampat Doberai Dive Package, Raja Ampat Doberai Dive Package, and Raja Ampat Doberai Honeymoon Package.

These packages are in US Dollar. These packages include lodging, meals 3 times, speed boat, guide, snorkelling and diving equipment.

Packages offered by Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort are between 5 to 6 nights. Within this 6 nights, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort will bring you for island hoping to witness the beauty and uniqueness of Raja Ampat.

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Snorkelling

For those who are not diving, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort will take you for snorkelling in the marine park around the islands. There are lots of snorkelling locations that can be seen with diverse habitat.

There are several locations with shallow water and white sand beach safe enough for children.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is located in Urai island. Up to this moment, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is the only resort in Raja Ampat that occupies an island individually or privately.

Urai island itself is located nicely at “the doorway” of Kabui bay.

A little advice for you who will travel here, always bring your personal gear such as waterproof half-covered sandals, hat, sunglasses, t-shirts, short-board, sun cream, personal light medicine, and of course camera, if possible with a waterproof casing. – Plan Vacation To Raja Ampat.

Preserving Exoticsm Of Raja Ampat

Preserving Exoticsm Of Raja Ampat

Preserving Exoticsm Of Raja Ampat

Preserving Exoticsm Of Raja Ampat – Raja Ampat Doberai Private Island is very concerned. With the preservation of the Raja Ampat area within the scope of the overall ecosystem.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort and we all of course do not want Raja Ampat to suffer the same fate just like other tourist destinations in Indonesia. Where there are damages to forests, coral reefs. And also socially negative changes of the social and cultural life of the community.

When we heard the name of Raja Ampat, the imagination of every person. Will wander into an archipelago in West Papua which is famous for its natural beauty.

Raja Ampat is now well-known among tourists, both foreign and domestic. Especially for those who have a hobby of diving (diving). Raja Ampat is like a paradise for divers.

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Raja Ampat

What makes Raja Ampat Islands are so attracted for tourists. So, they do not care about the costs that they should spend to enjoy the exotic nature? Natural exoticism of Raja Ampat archipelago.

According to various sources is known as one of the 10 best waters. For diving sites around the world. In fact, it may also be recognized as number one. For the completeness of underwater flora and fauna at this time.

Very many oceanographers say that, Raja Ampat archipelago located in the westernmost tip. Of the island of Papua, about 50 miles northwest of Sorong. Having the best coral regions in Indonesia.

Approximately 450 species of coral had been identified. During the two weeks of research in that area.

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Enjoy The Exoticism

Preserving Exoticsm Of Raja Ampat. Enjoy the exoticism of the Raja Ampat Islands. From height is an experience that is hard to describe with words. A carpet of green and clear with dozens or even are small coral islands scattered.

There is an indescribable peace by simply looking. At the expanse of it and enjoy the sea air is far from air pollution. Words that may be appropriate in describing the feeling is ‘biofilia’.

The term biofilia was first introduced by a naturalist named EO Wilson. By this biofilia Wilson defined as an innate human relations to other living organisms.

According to him, our relationship with nature is rooted strongly. With human evolutionary past. And it is embedded in our genes.

That’s why every year more and more people are visiting the zoo. Than attending the game all sporting events combined.

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Archipelago

Raja Ampat archipelago itself is located in Raja Ampat is one of the districts. In West Papua carved out of Sorong regency since 2003.

There are approximately 610 islands in this region. Although only about 35 islands are inhabited. Among these are the four main islands in the district. Namely, Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool.

The population census last known about 42.508 inhabitants in the area of ​​4.296 km2.

As an archipelago with 85% area is an ocean. Raja Ampat has many peculiarities, which is the main attraction for this area.

The surrounding sea is the heart of the Coral Triangle region. That is recognized worldwide as a center of coral reef biodiversity.

Raja Ampat Islands are home to more than 75% of coral species in the world. A total of 537 species of hard coral have been identified. In the Ecological Study Brief (Rapid Ecological Assessment / REA) by TNC in 2002.

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The Richest Region

Preserving Exoticism Of Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat is also the richest region in the world. For a number of reef fish fauna reach at least 1427 species.

The number indicates the highest number of marine biodiversity compared. to other regions in the same area in the world. Currently, the number of species has increased to 553 hard coral species. And 1470 the number of reef fish fauna.

In Raja Ampat, scientists also find more fish than the area of ​​the same size. In other areas in the world-some kind of even only found in Raja Ampat.

There are several areas of the reefs are still very good condition. With the percentage of live coral cover up to 90%, which is in the Dampier Strait (the strait between Waigeo P. and P. Batanta). Kofiau Islands, Misool Islands-South East and Wayag Islands.

Types of coral reefs in Raja Ampat generally is fringing reef. With ramps up the steep contours. But found also the type of atoll and the type of charred or taka.

In some places such as the village Saondarek, when the lowest tides, coral reefs can be seen. Without a dive and with his own adaptation, corals can still be alive despite being. In the open air and exposed to direct sunlight.

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Unique Species

Unique species that can be found at the time. Of diving is some kind of dwarf seahorse, wobbegongs, manta rays and fish. Also there is a fish endemic to Raja Ampat, namely Eviota king, which is a kind of fish gobbie.

At Manta Point located in Arborek Dampier Strait. We can dive in the company of some tail Manta Ray benign like when we dive. In Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan.

If diving in Cape Kri or Chicken Reef. You can be surrounded by thousands of fish.

Sometimes a collection of tuna, giant trevallies and snappers. But stressful if we are surrounded by a collection of barracuda. Even though it is relatively harmless (dangerous if we see barracuda solitary or alone).

Reef sharks are also frequently seen, and if you are lucky you can also see the turtles were quietly eating sponge. Or swim around you. In some places, such as in Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo also saw dugong or sea cow.

Because the area of ​​many islands and narrow straits, then most of the dive at a particular time has a strong current.

It is also possible to do a drift dive, dive followed by a strong current of water is very clear. As it broke through a collection of fish.

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Underwater Paradise

This then makes the Raja Ampat Islands as “Underwater Paradise” with the beauty of diversity that. Is difficult to surpass by any place in this world.

Indication of the growing recognition of the Raja Ampat Islands. As a marine tourism area which is worth a visit is reflected. In the number of tourists visiting the past 4 years.

According to data from the Department of Culture and Tourism Raja Ampat. If in 2008 the number of tourists is just around the 2000s of visitors. Then in 2010 this number increased to 3,855 people.

In 2012, this number increased to 6000’s of people. At the end of 2013, this number is expected. To be much increased.

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Increasing Tourist Numbers

Increasing tourist numbers has resulted in an increase in tourism facilities. Which also experienced a significant increase. From the beginning to now, the number of resorts are seven resorts. And five homestays in the tourist village.

Same thing on the number of cruise ships, exclusive vehicle alternative to enjoy the beauty of Raja Ampat, increased from 12 ships to 36 ships in three years.

Tourists visiting Raja Ampat generally come from Europe, and only a small part of the country, so that the tariff charged to visitors usually in the Euro standards.

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Accommodation

In some places, with a very simple accommodation. Just a walled and thatch roofs typically cost a minimum of 75 euros. Or Rp 900,000 a night. And had to spend 30 euros more, or about Rp 360 thousand. To be one dive at a particular location.

For a hotel with international standards and equipped. With modern facilities and the food was a bit. Of luxury usually cost 225 euros, or about Rp 2.7 million per night.

Not only for lodging, but tariffs for sea transport was also quite expensive. With prices ranging between $ 2 million – USD 5 million. Even to visit one of the farthest island rental costs and speed can reach USD 15 million.

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The high cost of transportation rental price is due to the price of fuel is also expensive. Because, it is difficult to obtain in this place.

The growing recognition of the Raja Ampat Islands as a marine tourism area which is accompanied. By an increase in the number of tourists visiting. Though has become a blessing for residents and local government. But on the other hand, leaves its own problems.

If there is no visitor restrictions and rules been feared. To potentially damage existing ecosystems.

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Rules

Local Government Raja Ampat actually has issued the decree No. 4 of 2011 on the Development of Recreational Diving Raja Ampat. And the decree No. 3 of 2011 on Business Registration Procedures for Tourism.

Both of these rules is the reference management tourism business that will contribute to revenue and create a competitive investment climate in Raja Ampat.

The regulation also discussed procedures for diving, diving conditions, diving safety rules, the circulation. Of tourist boats in Raja Ampat, environmental conservation, and sanctions for tour operators who violate.

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However, the publication of these rules. Must always be guarded in terms of implementation.

An interesting view of the experts. Is submitted that the management of marine tourism in Raja Ampat need well designed. And managed so as not to undermine sustainability. Of marine natural resources in Raja Ampat.

And vice versa, but it provides economic. And ecological benefits are high for the government, society and the environment.

It is believed that if the tour program in Raja Ampat is designed and managed well. Then this program will not damage the marine natural resources in Raja Ampat. But instead will provide significant benefits for the region.

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Spatial Determination of The Tourist Area

The fact that Raja Ampat regency until now there has been an indication Spatial determination of the tourist area. Of ​​the current can be changed at any time.

And this means that in the future the charm of Raja Ampat. As a tourist area with abundant natural wealth. And exotic might just be the historical record only.

Other threats are also related. To the marine ecosystem in Raja Ampat.

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Exploration Efforts

Despite conservation efforts have been made. Including by involving the local indigenous people. But exploration efforts extractive still sometimes do. For example, fishing with cyanide (potassium) and fishing in excess (overfishing).

Infrastructure development, as well as new areas potentially. Disrupt the continuity of existing ecosystems in the area.

Other environmental issues are increasingly reduced. Due to the exploitation of mangrove communities. And land conversion of mangrove land. Into residential land, which is the case a lot going on.

In Waisai, Kabui, Arawai, Kalitoko, Waigama, Salafen, Kalatlap and a number of other places.

In the middle of the magnitude of the potential threats. To ecosystems in Raja Ampat. Hope for improvement and enhancement of the environment remain.

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Conservation Activities

Preserving Exoticsm Of Raja Ampat. Many conservation activities that have made this region became the first district in Indonesia. Which declared a CTF Network (Water Conservation Area).

Conservation area is globally recognized. As an effective tool in supporting sustainable fisheries. Protect important marine habitats. And ensure food security and livelihoods for local communities.

Currently there are seven CTF in the network that covers more. Than 1 million acres of coastal and marine areas.

With this declaration CTF Network, local communities have now been using the data of ecological. And socio-economic along with their local knowledge. To prepare a zoning plan for every CTF.

Traditional practices such as SASI are included into the zoning plan. Each of these plans will be included in a management plan CTF larger networks.

We certainly hope that the exoticism of the Raja Ampat Islands region. Can be maintained as it exists now.

Interesting what the experts say that that welfare assessment. Should not only be seen in what is now. But it should also be sustainability.

Welfare should be interpreted with a fixed environment. Is preserved around, which is not sacrificed just because of novelty.

Raja Ampat Conservation By Community

Raja Ampat Conservation By Community

Raja Ampat Conservation By Community

Raja Ampat Conservation By Community – Conservation values ​​are the starting point to understand the behaviour of the culture of Raja Ampat society. Nature gives life to them.

Interaction with nature teaches them how to survive by using simple or traditional technology. Conservation values ​​are the manifestations of the values of their religion ​​or beliefs that they embrace.

These values run in the process of interaction with the nature around them.

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Conservation

Not all of the Raja Amat people know the term “Conservation” in Papua. However, they know and realize that “WE MUST PROTECT OUR SEA, AND THE SEA WOULD RESULT A LOT”.

That is a couple of sentences implies conservation in very deep meaning. Most of the coastal communities never heard about conservation and protection of coral reefs in the Raja Ampat.

6th-grade elementary school students from Kampung Aduwei, revealed in their language, Matbat, “Min bomb genie na or in Indonesian means the fish should not be bombed.

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They heard the conservation and protection of coral reefs of Raja Ampat from the government and village facilitators of some conservation programs.

In addition, environmental conservation posters also adorn most of the angle and space of their school. Based on the question of why it is necessary to protect fish.

Elementary school students replied: “fish make their house in coral, and fish lay eggs in it”.

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Protection and Preservation

Protection and preservation of the marine told them not to throw garbage in the sea. They are also tough not to be pierced turtles, although they have a habit of eating turtle meat.

They classify turtle as meat from the sea, while pork and chicken are the meat land.

In their thoughts and perspectives conservation is simply the prohibition to not damage the environment.

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Marine Conservation Efforts

For the last decade, the Raja Ampat community are beginning to understand and familiarize themself with the so-called “Marine conservation efforts”.

But still in the process of protecting the area from ​​damage, from the threat of destructive fishing.

What about adults? For people who have grown up, their understanding is that conservation is to maintain and preserve the sea, although, they do not know the intentions and purposes or the exact results of the program.

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The third class of high school students, as well as other students and friends, interpret conservation as prohibition shall not dispose of organic and inorganic, and should not do bomb fishing.

Similarly, with the people who migrated and settled in Sorong in the 1980s, they said “conservation is not to poison fish, and destroy coral. They also said that coral reef is the home for fish, where fish lay their eggs.

Conservation is not so familiar, but they know the marine areas protected are actually for the benefit of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Village Elders

Village elders, in the language Matbat / Matlou) states that protect the beauty of the coral is conservation. He said “coral reef is home for fish, and killing fish means we kill ourselves.

He continued, “when coral reef has been destroyed, where should we go fishing”. Said the Grandfather who looked still in good shape, suggesting that conservation is synonymous with what they have inherited from their ancestors.

Areas that become a breeding fish need to be protected and preserved for the sake of their children, so children can enjoy what they enjoy today.

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Indonesian said, it is like eating simalakama fruit. Conservation has two opposite sides, one side has a long-term humanitarian mission, another side “turn off” their life.

People who previously made a regional location as the main fishing ground, after being charged as a core of “no-take zone area”, much more with extreme “no-take zone area”, causing them to lose barns fish.

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Raja Ampat Community

This is a difficult choice taken for the Raja Ampat community. Conservation area at the heart of their lives, without any transfer of alternative livelihoods, will turn off their lives.

Indeed, they began to realize that the conservation program will be benefited by themselves within a period of time. But they need income to the household in order to continue their lives.

They need money for school and health costs of their household. If both conditions can be fulfilled and secured properly, it is not impossible that an important region of their barn fish will be fully conserved sincerely and absolutely.

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No Take Zone

Determination of the no-take zone is not solely due to the intention to make it as a schooling fish and spawning ground, but also to turn it to become a fish factory.

Determination of the core zone is in the area that had previously been fishing ground. Though for fisherman communities, the location is the heart of their lives.

Indeed they are consciously aware of the conservation purposes are for the benefit of their children and grandchildren. However, the people who live at this time also need to live prosperously.

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Conservation Programs

Conservation programs take place in a number of areas, stating that their conservation will actually give fruitful in the future and long-term duration.

Therefore, We have had many who sacrificed or given locations. For the development of marine protected areas in their traditional territory.

Their main fishing areas have been submitted for the purposes of conservations area. They dream that what they have sacrificed currently provide long-term benefits. For their grandchildren.

Limited access to a fishing area with the application of “no-take zone”. Is an expensive price they have to pay today.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort definitely supports any kinds of programs, efforts. Or initiatives with the outcome of marine and environmental conservation.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort strictly rejects or prevent guests who want to do fishing, spearfishing, littering. And bring all kinds of water sports that use the machine. As their main energy, such as jet ski, parasailing, and so forth and so on.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also nurtures and spread the seed of coral reef. In many empty areas around the Urai island, the land-based of Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort.

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Get To Know Scuba Diving

Get To Know Scuba Diving

 

 

 

 

 

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Get To Know Scuba Diving

Get To Know Scuba Diving – Do you like or are interested in water sports? Exploring the underwater world have the same sensation as exploring outer space. For those of you who love the underwater world and did not hesitate to wear tight waterproof, diving activities surely captivate you.

Scuba diving (diving) is becoming one of the most popular water sports. So popular, up to nearly one million people get certified divers every year.

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Basically, sport diving only involves an air tube that is placed in the back and you just dive into the water with a protected set of waterproof clothing and the tube that keeps you can breathe in the water. Quite interesting, is not it?

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There are some basic things you need to consider:

  • Make sure that you really want to do scuba diving. Prepare yourself physically and mentally. Physically, you should be able to swim, healthy and do not have respiratory problems, as well as the ability to adjust the balance. Mentally, you must be able to cope with panic, adapt to others, as well as overcome the disgust face odd-shaped sea creatures. If you can not dive, you can prepare by learning/diving courses. Also Read : Doberai Premium Client’s Comments
  • Prepare all the equipment you need. Although your intentions are very large to be able to dive, but consider to cook if you want to purchase equipment such as diving mask, snorkel, fins and booties. Buying diving equipment can be cheaper than if you have to hire every time you want to dive. Since the price of diving equipment is quite expensive, make sure first that’s why you are really interested in the sport and will do it regularly before you actually buy it. Also Read : Growth Tourism In Raja Ampat
  • Learn from the teacher. So that you can dive, diving can be by learning under the guidance of experienced instructors and certified dive instructors will guide you to learn diving step by step so you can run smoothly and fun. Often the true diving experience less traumatic and can lead to feelings will impact your desire to dive again. Experienced instructors will teach you the correct diving techniques. Also Read : Raja Ampat and Beginner Divers

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort provides services for guests who are interested to learn diving and finally get their diving licensed or being certified diver.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort has its dive centre named Raja Ampat Doberai Dive Center led by highly experienced NAUI and PADI instructor.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Dive Center ensures that all world-class safety standard procedures are followed comprehensively.

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Facilities For Education In Raja Ampat

Facilities For Education In Raja Ampat

Facilities For Education In Raja Ampat

Facilities For Education In Raja Ampat – Education is very important for the development of human resources. In general, limited infrastructure for the education in Raja Ampat is significantly similar to another part of Papua.

This poor infrastructure for education causing educational programs recommended by the government runs less than optimal.

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Education Facilities

Success in education is largely determined by the availability of facilities and infrastructure.

Physical facilities of the school buildings are available in almost all the districts ranging from elementary school (SD) up to Junior High School (JSS), while the upper secondary education (high school) only in Waisai (South Waigeo), Waigama (Misool), and Fafanlap (South East Misool).

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Due to this condition, many children should go to Sorong when they are in school junior and senior high schools.

Some of the condition of school buildings, particularly elementary schools, is very alarming. Many school buildings were damaged so it is not suitable anymore for teaching and learning activities.

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Classroom Limitations

Due to space classroom limitations, many schools adopt the policy to divide one classroom into 2 parts, so it can be used for two different grade levels.

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However, still, there are many children do not attend school because of the inadequate classroom. This condition is clearly disrupting the process of learning and impacts on the quality of the students produced.

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In addition to the physical condition of the school, other things that interfere with the learning process is the presence of teachers. Many teachers are not settled in a job and sometimes schools were closed.

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Weak Commitment

The weak commitment of teachers to teach in remote areas often force them to go to the city and left his job in a long time.

There are even cases where teachers did not come to school while students should be prepared for the final exam. Because of this incident, then, in the end, they can not follow the test.

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The total number of primary school teachers in the district of Raja Ampat as many as 352 people. When you see the number of elementary schools in Raja Ampat is still a shortage of teachers.

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Ideally, an elementary school is serviced by 8-10 teachers. Means the current number of teachers is only reached 55% of the ideal conditions required.

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Thus, Raja Ampat still requires elementary school teacher for 288-448 people.

Limitations of teachers are causing a teacher to teach in more than one class at the same time. There are some cases as a teacher who handles nearly 200 students consisting of grade 1 and 2 (in Wejim).

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There is even a teacher who must teach in grade 1 to grade 6 (in Atkari), although this is not something that takes place continuously. This circumstances most probably takes place in other regions in Raja Ampat.

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Ratio of Pupils, Teachers and Classroom

The ratio of the student to the classroom and teacher is a number that indicates the educational services received by each student. The student-teacher ratios in elementary school (SD) in Raja Ampat is 24.

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This means, one teacher handles/educate the average 24 students. Yet the student-classroom ratio is 26, which means 1 classroom accommodates/filled an average of 26 students.

When compared with the number owned by the Province of Papua and Indonesia in the academic year 2003/2004, the conditions of Raja Ampat is not far below the Papua and Indonesia (Table 17-3).

When you look at these figures it means education services to every student in the district of Raja Ampat is slightly below the Papua and Indonesia.

Organizers Education

The responsibility of providing education is not just the responsibility of governments, but also the responsibility of each component of the nation.

Therefore, the Government is also encouraging the private sector to play an active role in developing education. As a form of responsibility for the matter, many private schools were established in Raja Ampat.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort contributes as many as possible to give access for children to education.

Activities that Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort has been doing is to financially support its local employees to continue for a higher level of education.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also facilitates guests who are concerned and willing to donate things to support children in local villages to go to school.

Many the guests of Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort are considered as huge national company that has national corporate social responsibility.

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Wayag Icon Of Raja Ampat

Wayag Icon Of Raja Ampat

Wayag Icon Of Raja Ampat

Wayag Icon Of Raja Ampat – WAYAG BECOMES A FORMIDABLE COMPETITOR OF HALONG BAY. Halong Bay in Vietnam is already established as one of the New 7 Wonders.

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But that does not mean Wayag in Raja Ampat can not be its competitor. In terms of natural beauty, Wayag, the gorgeous islands in eastern Indonesia has become rival of Halong Bay.

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Come to discover the thrill of Raja Ampat and beautiful life there. Clusters in the Raja Ampat islands provide inspiration for everyone who visits. How much more when you come to Wayag.

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Travel to Wayag

Travel to Wayag takes about 6 hours drive from Waisai. Up in Wayag, a traveller is obliged to stop by the post to report and show PIN that has been bought in Waisai or Sorong.

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If you are lucky .. the weather is friendly, and the sea breeze is not so great. The sea than will be so calm and clear like glass table. It is very nice to see the sky is mirrored to the sea.

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Clusters and islands are so beautiful clouds reflected in the crystal clear sea.

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Since we left Waisai, the view of the sea is blue, skies and a tiny little island that arise from the surface of the water looks like emerald green, green tree growing island, really very spectacular view. WOW!

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SubhanAllah. Photo shots of the camera from all of the participants created an atmosphere of silence and quiet. All were amazed. All enchanted by the magic of the beautiful.

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The Beauty of Nature

All praise the beauty of nature for the first time it was seen. Halong Bay in Vietnam that I’ve seen, it is nothing compared to this.

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Wayag, the name of the archipelago, consisting of hundreds of small islands has become an official photo landscape that represents Raja Ampat tourism industry.

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In other word, it is officially the icon of Raja Ampat.
Spectacular scenery and powerful, look left and right there are small mountains sticking out into the air from the ocean floor, creating extremely beautiful scenery.

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In order to get to the peak, we have to climb for about 300 meter high, with most of the pathways have 45 degrees, sometimes there are 60-70 degrees.

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The climb will take about 30 minutes, exhausting enough, especially for the one who is not in their best condition. The tiredness disappears right away the moment you reach the summit and see the view 360 degrees around you.

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The beauty is almost impossible to tell or to be written. All the tiredness and especially the money that we had spent are forgotten completely. It is completely incomparable. Come here by yourself and prove it that it is extremely beautiful.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Private Island also provides service to bring guests to Wayag.

Since Wayag is 3,5 hours by speed boat to reach, and much more is that half of the trip is open sea, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort prioritizes safety above all.

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Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort ensures that all safety stuff such as; telephone satellite, GPS, flashlight, machine mechanic tools, spare part, first aid box, live vast, and the speed boat that we use is in its best fit condition.

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In order to make sure that the guests would be satisfied, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort understands that the guests must have enough time to play around in Wayag.

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Hence, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort always spends one night and two days in Wayag. By doing that, Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is able to conduct trekking in the afternoon and in the morning, not to mention island hopping inside Wayag area.

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